2019 Hajj: Katsina gov’t give over N30,000 each to 3,086 pilgrims
Katsina State Governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Masari, has gave cash gift of 300 Saudi Arabian riyals to each of the 3,086 pilgrims from the state currently in Saudi Arabia for Hajj rituals.
This amount is equivalent to a little over N30,000, according to Katsina Post checks.
This was disclosed to newsmen by the state’s pilgrims leader and Amirul Hajj, Alhaji Muntari Lawal for the 2019 Hajj on Friday when he briefed newsmen.
According to him, the cash donation was to support the pilgrims who were the first to be transported from Nigeria to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj.
The Amirul Hajj, who is also the Permanent Secretary, Katsina State Government House added that the donation was a tradition began by past administrations in the state aimed at making sure that none of the pilgrims becomes financially stranded while performing the religious obligations.
He commended the conduct of the state pilgrims in the Holy Land and called on them to put into practice, the lessons they acquired during the Hajj.